Nintendo and LEGO recently announced a partnership that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. The two companies have united to bring a new LEGO Mario series into our lives on 1 August 2020. And the best news is that pre-orders are available now.

Four years in the making, this new product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life LEGO game levels. It’s like a cross between a video game and a traditional brick-based set that promises new ways for fans to interact with Super Mario in the real world.

In the launch trailer, you can see LEGO Mario as he collects coins, runs, and jumps from pipes to the flag pole at the end of the level. You’ll also catch glimpses of Goomba, Shy Guy, and Bowser Jr.; check it out below.

The LEGO Mario figure uses LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a variety of reactions as you play, responding to movement, color and special action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays those classic Mario sounds we all know and love.

The various sets begin with the Mario Starter Course. This entry point features seven instantly recognizable action bricks, all unique to this set. You can expand on this set with other themed sets, two of which have been revealed so far: the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. The modular design of each set means players have creative control over their levels. Check out the sets in the trailer below.

LEGO has also designed a free LEGO Super Mario app to support the physical play experience. The app keeps track of your high scores, plus you’ll have digital access to instructions and suggestions for building and sharing with friends.

The LEGO Mario sets will launch globally on 1 August. The pricing structure is:

  • 59.99 EUR/USD for the Starter Course
  • 29.99 USD/EUR for the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set
  • 99.99 USD/EUR for the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.

Pre-orders are now available online or at select retailers.

Combining one of the world’s most popular toys with a mascot as iconic as Mario seems like a perfect match. We’ve always wondered when we’d see Nintendo-themed LEGO and these sets surpass anything we could have imagined. We can’t wait to try them for ourselves – but what are your thoughts? Let us know if you’re excited about this collaboration and whether you’ll be pre-ordering any sets.

Source: Nintendo